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English translation of the 13th-century Armenian abridgements of Michael's Chronicle. The Chronicle was compiled in Syriac by Michael, Patriarch of the Syrian Orthodox Church (1166-1199) from earlier historians, some of whose works are lost. It also contains Michael's invaluable description of his own era. Michael's work covers the period from Creation until 1195, and is probably the longest medieval chronicle known in the West. Unfortunately, only one Syriac manuscript has survived, damaged at...
Topics: History, Ancient, Medieval, Syria, Syrian, Syriac, Armenia, Armenian, Byzantine Empire, Byzantium,...